Sunday, 26 March 2000

Blue Jellyfish (Cyanea lamarckii)

Adult Blue Jellyfish (Cyanea lamarckii) at Trevose Head, Cornwall - July 2014

OTHER NAMES: Bluefire Jellyfish
Weight: ?
Diamter: 30cm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated 

One of the most common Jellyfish seen in British Coastal Waters, the blue jellyfish possesses a mild sting and therefore should not be handled.  The taxonomy is unresolved as it stands as populations in the Pacific may represent separate species.  As with many jellyfish, they can appear en-mass in certain years, and large numbers get beached.

Related Species:
Order: Semaeostomeae
Family: Cyaneidae
Genus: Cyanea
Subspecies: unknown

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM - A common resident of the coast
 - Seen on the shores around Trevose Head 

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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